Planning a hen do can sometimes feel like herding cats. Putting together the perfect itinerary which offers something for everyone in your group can pose its challenges. Whether you’re planning an all-out party extravaganza, an adventure-filled trip, or a serene weekend escape, we’ve got you covered. Get inspired and create the ultimate hen do!

Location, Location, Location…

First things first: location. You don’t need to stray far to find the ideal destination for your hen do. Opting to stay within the UK not only keeps travel costs in check but also allows you to maximise your time away. Seeking a tranquil celebration? Consider the charm of the Cotswolds or the spectacular views of the Lake District. Craving a vibrant nightlife scene? Cities like Manchester and London beckon with their endless entertainment options. For those in search of a perfect balance between peace and excitement, destinations like Brighton or Southampton offer a blend of serene surroundings and lively activities.

Once you’ve settled on a location, it’s time to tailor the agenda to suit your group’s preferences. We’ve categorised the possibilities into five distinct options:

Book an Event:

Dive into the classic hen night experience with a visit to a dance show like Magic Mike Live at the London Hippodrome Theatre Casino. For a disco-infused twist, head to Brighton’s i360 for Discoliscious – a roller disco with Denise Van Outen to celebrate the May bank holiday weekend. Get your tickets here!

Get Crafty:

If you’re looking to explore your artistic side, consider attending a paint-and-sip session. These events have become increasingly popular across the UK, offering a fun and relaxed environment for both beginners and experienced artists to create their own masterpieces while sipping on their favourite drink.

Alternatively, if you prefer a more hands-on approach, you could try your hand at pottery in a cosy café setting. The intimate atmosphere allows you to fully immerse yourself in the creative process and create unique pieces that you can take home with you to remember the special occasion.

Rejuvenate & Recharge:

Treat yourselves to a spa retreat complete with massages, facials, and indulgent afternoon tea. For a holistic experience, consider yoga, meditation, or even a yoga session in the sky at Brighton’s i360, offering unparalleled views of the city from 138 meters above ground.

yoga in the sky

Boozy Adventures:

Unleash your inner foodie and treat yourself to a bottomless brunch escapade. Savour a wide variety of delectable dishes, from sweet to savoury, while enjoying unlimited drinks. Alternatively, for those who love to mix things up, book a cocktail-making class and learn how to craft your favourite drinks like a pro.

If your group are wine enthusiasts, then wine-tasting tours are perfect. Discover new flavours and gain insights into the history and production of different types of wine. Similarly, for those who prefer spirits, distillery tours offer a fantastic opportunity to explore the world of whiskey, gin, and other spirits.

For the Adrenaline Junkies:

Is your group ready for an adventure? Step outside and take in the beauty of nature as you engage in an array of exhilarating outdoor activities. Glide through the water as you navigate a canoe or feel the wind in your hair as you zip-line through the trees. If you’re feeling particularly daring, why not try walking 360 degrees on top of a glass pod, 450 feet above the stunning city of Brighton? This experience promises to be nothing short of breath-taking, as you take in panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and cityscape. Click here to book Walk 360 today.

Walk 360 above Brighton

Whatever your vision, the UK has so much to offer and (if we do say so ourselves) Brighton is a fantastic choice offering something for every bridal party!

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